Skotos Eurogames Enter the Game Center
BERKELEY, CA, June 26, 2012 Skotos today updated their popular iOS game, Reiner Knizia's Money, to make the game more competitive and to offer support for Apple's Game Center.
The changes kick off with a new "Elo Rating" system, based on the ranking system used by the US Chess Federation and other gaming organizations. These Elo ratings allow players to better assess the skills as compared to the various AIs available for play in Money and also make each gaming victory or loss meaningful.
In addition, Skotos' new Elo Ratings link through Money to Apple's Game Center. Players can thus compare both their top scores and their top Elo Ratings with players across the world, using Game Center Leaderboards. Pop-up rankings constantly alert players to their current standings and help to make this into a true international competition!
Because all six of Skotos's iOS card & tile games are built on the same MobileEuroCard gaming platform, Elo and Game Center integration will soon be released for the rest of Skotos' catalog. Reiner Knizia's Kingdoms and Reiner Knizia's Modern Art: The Card Game are even now being converted, with release expected for both in just a few weeks' time.
The 2.0 revision of Reiner Knizia's Money also includes a number of other new features, among them: an improved rules book that is more graphical and easier to follow; an option for opponents to bid in a random order, giving players a little more information before they take their own turn; and new highlighting of particularly valuable bids.
ABOUT SKOTOS TECH
Skotos Tech (www.skotos.net) is an electronic game producer. Its iPhone games have all been produced through subsidiary RPGnet (www.rpg.net), which combines tabletop games with electronic media. Reiner Knizia's Money was Skotos' first iOS game. It has been downloaded over 50,000 times in the two years since its release.